Soft Launch of "To Know Where I'm Coming From" (Dec 8)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Come to the Community Fair this Saturday (8 Dec) and
be the first to grab a copy of Johann S Lee’s latest
book, ‘To Know Where I’m Coming From’.

…. Yes, THAT Johann S Lee, author of Singapore’s first
gay novel, ‘Peculiar Chris’.

It’s been a looong 15 year wait since that book was
published and we at Pelangi Pride Centre are very
pleased that Johann has picked us to receive the first
few copies of his second novel, ‘To Know Where I’m
Coming From’ before it hits the bookshelves later this

Grab your copy, priced at $20 this Saturday! Limited
stocks available.

About Johann’s Latest Book: 'To Know Where I'm Coming

"A gripping story of love, caught between the gay
worlds of London and
Singapore, unashamedly describing queer life as it is
today: sexy and
sordid, romantic and political, frustrated and
- Ng Yi-Sheng, poet and playwright

"Hauntedly captivating and quietly powerful. Set
against a diorama of nostalgia and irresistible
change, Lee observantly explores the ache of falling
in love and falling apart. For a Singapore which has
evolved since Peculiar Chris, Lee's assured second
novel revisits the notions of choice and choosing in a
manner which, to his readers, has become not just
necessary, but imperative."
- Daren Shiau, author

"Read his novel... for its sheer honesty and at times
heart wrenching moments... Its importance in staking a
claim in the territory of the narrative of the
overseas gay Singaporean male as well as the matured
Singaporean gay male experience, is not to be

"To read this book is not just to know where the
author is coming from, but
to recognise, as gay people in a postmodern Asia,
ourselves. How we love,
where we hope to go. Who we are."

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